Microsoft’s $7.5BN GitHub buy gets green-lit by EU regulators

Microsoft’s planned acquisition of Git-based code sharing and collaboration service, GitHub, has been given an unconditional greenlight from European Union regulators. The software giant announced its intention to bag GitHub back in June, saying it would shell out $7.5 billion in stock to do so. At the time it also …

Digital Presence for Your Home Business – What You Need to Know

Whatever your home business, you must be online. A digital presence is a must, whether you write as a freelancer or knit dolls to sell. Your digital presence will have two main parts: a website and social media activity. How to Start a Website Your first step is to start …

Superhot VR on Oculus Quest hands-on — More room to maneuver in slo-mo shooter

Facebook’s Oculus Quest wireless virtual reality headset will have 50 titles when it debuts in the spring of 2019. And one of those is Superhot VR, the slow-motion shooter game developed by Superhot Team for the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR devices. The original game was designed to be …

Time is Money: Are You Properly Delegating Tasks to Maximize Your Productivity?

When you own your own business, time is money. Learning how to effectively delegate is the key to leveraging yourself and increasing your value and profits. Being able to delegate tasks allows you to increase your productivity and is one of the most important management skills. Effectively learning how to …

3 customer service and communication principles for web designers and developers

Success in the web design business depends on delivering great-looking sites that delight your clients. But beyond the actual work, great customer service depends equally on your ability to effectively communicate with those folks who hired you in the first place. Related: 10 customer service rules every web professional should …

Cash is key motivator for UK workers and it is leading to high levels of disengagement

UK workers are more motivated by cash than their European counter-parts, a new survey has claimed, with over half (62 percent) saying their pay check is the reason they come to work. According to the research from ADP, this compares to an average of 49 percent across other European countries. …

How We Helped This FinTech Startup Become a Niche Leader

This article was created by our content partner, BAW Media. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. Here at TMS, we see promising companies with amazing ideas and huge potential on a daily basis. Unfortunately, they often get stuck on technicalities and SOS emails just keep flowing …

Addressing On-The-Job Injuries as an Independent Contractor

In traditional nine-to-five jobs, workers’ compensation represents an essential part of the employee-employer relationship that supports injured workers and businesses alike. Employees have job security and apt time to recover from their injuries, but if you’re an independent contractor, what do you do when you have a work injury? As …

J.J. Abrams' produced 'Overlord' beats up Nazis and wins over audiences at first screening

Director Julius Avery’s Overlord screened for the first time at Fantastic Fest on Saturday, and the jam-packed war thriller has audiences buzzing with excitementCollider praises the film’s blend of gore and drama and its commitment to genreThe trailer offers enough to pique our interest – World War II but with …

How do you make your company culture work for everyone?

Company culture is the bedrock of any business. And it has been thrown into sharp focus in recent months with many high-profile scandals hitting the headlines such as the discrimination case at Uber. In light of this, many businesses are now investing in – even living and breathing – their company …

10 best practices for creating and securing stronger passwords

There’s never been a better time to beef up your security with stronger passwords. A Consumer Reports survey found that more than 50 percent of U.S. adults have six or more password-protected accounts online. Other research suggests that by 2020, there will be 100 billion online passwords in use all around the …

10 Beautiful Examples of Illustration in Web Design

The current state of technology allows us to create different user interfaces. From plain, oversimplified designs where all the information is placed in one screen to massive, overwhelming experiences with enthralling storytelling and exciting interaction. We are spoiled with choice and, most importantly, tools to bring ideas to life. There …

U.S. government sides with Apple and Amazon, effectively denying Bloomberg ‘spy chip’ report

Homeland Security has said it has “no reason to doubt” statements by Apple, Amazon and Supermicro denying allegations made in a Bloomberg report published earlier this week. It’s the first statement so far from the U.S. government on the report, casting doubt on the findings. Homeland Security’s statement echos near-identical …

Defining the Customer Funnel: Evaluation

EVALUATION   Defining the Customer Funnel: Evaluation Raven Brajdic, Content Writer @ Article-Writing.co Now that customers have engaged with your brand, they’re going to start digging in to the deeper details. Enter the evaluation stage of the customer funnel. During the evaluation stage, your customer is considering your product or …

Big tech must not reframe digital ethics in its image

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s visage loomed large over the European parliament this week, both literally and figuratively, as global privacy regulators gathered in Brussels to interrogate the human impacts of technologies that derive their power and persuasiveness from our data. The eponymous social network has been at the center of a …

Samsung SmartThings Wifi review: A fast, all-in-one networking solution

Samsung SmartThings Wifi $279.99 (three pack) View Product The Good Sleek and clean node design • Plume’s adaptive technology is included • Easy to set up The Bad Maxes out at 866Mbps for download and upload • No advanced network controls The Bottom Line Samsung’s SmartThings Wifi is an easy …